Regional Exchange Workshop on Malaria Interventions Among Mobile Migrant Populations


17 to 18 May 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in coordination with International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized the Regional Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Malaria Interventions Among Mobile Migrant Populations in Bangkok on 17 to 18 May 2018 to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned during the implementation of RCDTA 8959-REG: Malaria and Communicable Diseases Control in the GMS. The participants were officials of the Ministry of Health of Cambodia and Lao PDR, officials of the Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar, village health volunteers, mobile traders, and peer educators from Lao PDR and Myanmar.

The objectives of the meeting were to (i) strengthen local capacity by sharing lessons learned between district/province health offices from the pilot interventions in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar; (ii) discuss experiences, lessons learned, and challenges that will be the knowledge base for scale-up of RCDTA’s pilot models for malaria prevention to national and regional level; (iii) explore appropriate malaria implementation strategies among migrant and mobile populations and host communities and how these can be further developed as intervention models; and (iv) strengthen cross border partnership and collaboration among malaria partners and governments in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar.

Day 1
Time Topics Presenter

8:30 — 9:00


ADB (Marissa Espiritu)

9:00 — 9:10 Welcome and opening remark Dr. Nenette Motus, Regional Director,
IOM Asia and the Pacific and Randy Dacanay
9:10 — 9:40 Introduction, get to know each other Randy Dacanay
9.40 — 10:30 Malaria and MMP situations National Malaria Centers
  Cambodia Dr. Lek Dysoley
  Lao PDR Dr. Sonesay Ounekham
  Myanmar Dr. Aung Thi
10:30 — 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 — 11:00

RCDTA Project Overview: Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar Dr. Kyi Thar
11:00 — 11:30 Group exercises: Mapping of MMPs and
malaria interventions (program and services)
Facilitator: Dr. Chris Lyttleton
All participants
11:30 — 12:00 Group presentation
12:00 — 13:00 Lunch
13:00 — 14:00 RCDTA Malaria project interventions (from village to National Center) Facilitator: Randy Dacanay
  Lao PDR Dr. Somphao Bounnaphol
  Myanmar Dr. Patrick Almeida
  Cambodia Mr. Sophal Uch
14:00 — 15:00 Group exercises: Roles of non-health sector and
private sector in malaria control and
elimination –Mapping of key stakeholders. Who have been
involved and what are their roles in your project?
Facilitator: Dr. Patrick Duigan
All participants
15:00 — 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 — 15:45 Group exercise presentation
15:45 — 17:00 Stories from the fields Facilitator: Ms. Amaralak Khamhong
Presenters: VHV/PE/Field workers
Day 2
Time Topics Presenter
9:00 — 9:15 Wrap-up Day 1 International Organization on Migration
9:15 — 10:15 Café forum: Challenges and lessons learned from the interventions Moderator: Randy Dacanay
Facilitators: Dr. Kyi Thar, Dr. Chris Lyttleton,
Ms. Amaralak Khamhong
10:15 — 10:30 Summary to panel Facilitators
10:30 — 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 — 12:00 Group Exercise: Malaria and MMP interventions models
in different settings (contexts, stakeholders,
resources, what good were done, what lessons
learned, what should be done in short-term and long-term period
Facilitator: Dr. Chris Lyttleton
All participants
12:00 — 13:00 Lunch
13:00 — 13:30 Group presentation
13:30 — 13:45 Reflections: ADB Randy Dacanay
13:45 — 14:00 Conclusion and closing remarks Randy Dacanay and
Dr. Patrick Duigan

Last Updated: 24 July 2019